I want to make you proud, Father.
As I take to the skies, I hope you see me there, your child, in your image.
GxB Romance, Adventure & Mystery Visual Novel
An era of Victorian Steam punk with a pinch of science fiction.
Emma H. Weal is the adopted daughter of a well known Detective who died unexpectedly, leaving her his will and business. In an effort to carry on in her father's footsteps, she has been seeking detective work left and right only to be rejected, spat on and ridiculed. She begins to realise that things have drastically changed now that she's on her own but is not discouraged to pursue her father's career despite her lack of knowledge and expertise.
As word spreads that the orphaned girl is desperate for work, she is by some unknown force that we shall call luck and chance offered an important task by a family of aristocrats that makes her stomach want to hurl: Investigating pirates..
Emma loathes pirates though she has never met one.
"A group of bloodthirsty, thieving, greedy, cut-throat, merciless swines they are!"
but for a hefty sum of course that makes it all seem worthwhile.
After accepting the curious task and sneaking on board the pirate ship Novalique to investigate the aristocrat's claims of possibly locating a kidnapped person inside or at least further leads in the case of the missing person's whereabouts, little does she know the adventure she's in for when she takes too long and the ship takes off, cornering her with a crew of the Most Wanted pirates to ever sail the skies.
*Gulp* "Is it too late to jump?"
Emma H. Weal – Main Character – *Stowaway/ Detective – Has a strong sense of justice and moral obligation as well as a respect for the law like her father which is the sole reason (along with pirates being plain intimidating) why she was reluctant to take on the aristocrats’ task of snooping on board someone’s ship without permission or grounds of authority to do so. Regardless, she takes on the task for the lack of work and claims it’s a ‘stepping stone’ in the field of detective work compared to sitting around and doing nothing/ she’s getting out there and gaining experience.
Quote: “Don’t push your luck mate, it could push a bullet in you.. really, it could.”
o Claude N. Bridle - *Ship Captain. He's everything a captain should be; serious, strict, commanding but when he's not controlling the ship, what does he get up to?
Quote: “Running a ship is like.. eating candy. It’s sweet, satisfying.. sometimes a sticky situation here and there but nonetheless, sweet and satisfying!”
o August U. Riggs - *Engineer. Hard to deal with and short tempered, but a crazy genius no less. Is there possibly anything normal about him that Emma can relate to?
Quote: "You think I'm weird don't you.. I think we're all a little bit on the weird side."
o Miles R. Cobbe – *Quarter Master/ Cook. He’s intimidating, threatening and looks like the scariest pirate on board the ship with his height and brute strength to match but is there no softer side to find?
Quote: "What are those twig looking things doing where your arms are supposed to be?"
o Walter D. Reeves – *Doctor. He acts like a role model citizen out of place on board a pirate ship and as an older brother figure that Emma never had but does he know more about a life of piracy than he's letting on behind the eye patch he's wearing?
Quote: "Underneath a pirates' tattered clothes, bruises and disfiguring scars from a life of battle.. could very well be a gentleman, y' know?"
o Joanna J. Payton – *Swab/ Boatswain - Has a mechanical owl named Totes and actually enjoys her role swabbing the deck as she has obsessive compulsive disorder to a certain degree. What runs through the mind of a shy, timid girl like her?
Quote: "You take one look at me and think: 'Pirate!' But I take one look at you and think: 'Commoner'. Who is the boring one now?"
o Helene L. Roughran - *Sailing Master. Has a crush on the captain that he is oblivious to. She’s lively, bubbly and full of energy. Everything she does is done with heart and absolute precision but is the only reason because she wants to get noticed by a certain someone?
Quote: "Jolly good day to cut some throats... you should have seen the look on your face, blehh."
The goody two shoes of the Paige twins who convinces Emma to take on the task as a 'win-win situation' for both the Paige family and to continue the memory of the deceased Detective Weal.
Quote: "If you don't find him, no one will. Please find our friend... pretty please with a sack of gold on top.
Lord Cyrus B. Paige II
The rude one out of the Paige twins who could care less about pleasing people and is more concerned on pleasing himself but has somehow taken an interest in the case of the missing aristocrat.
Quote:"Always hiding behind your father's name hm? but what have -you- done besides hasten the collapse of his legacy?"
He also has a sense of justice that appeals and relates greatly to the main character Emma but is the Navy really trying to uphold justice or are they actually full of underlying hypocritical corruption as they sought out to capture Pirates?
Quote: "You know my father lost an eye to a Pirate, and he always did say strange things like an eye for an eye.. I think you know what i'm getting at. Pirates get what they get simply because they asked for it when they chose to be pirates.
The team whom I am always thankful for~ <3:
Main Writer: Kessie
Co-Writer: Gamer_Templar (not on lemmasoft)
Ideas Bouncer, Poetry & Song Writer: mmstar
Proofreader & Editor: merdeamour
Programming Helper: PyroTyguy
Gui Coder & Designer: Shad12ow
Steampunk Specialist & Ship Layout Designer: Byte (not on lemmasoft)
Sprite Artist: Tag-
CG Artist: FlawedFlare
Costume Concept Artist: Itwasneveradream
*Note: Character Appearance Concepts were split evenly between all artists above.
Special Object Artist: nero279
Background Artist: v3-kei (?), crestforge
Composer: Joshii (not on lemmasoft)
and here's a dab of GUI! (Please note that screenshots have been resized to fit the pixels rule)
Backgrounds are also starting to cook:
http://lemmasoft.renai.us/forums/viewto ... 38&t=19373
All hands on deck!
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